May 1, 2008 RSS feed / Editorials

Shrill tanker talk still has not quieted

Report From Congress

There has been a lot of conversation in Washington - some of it rather heated - since the Air Force's decision on Feb. 29 that Northrop Grumman would build America's new refueling tanker, the KC-45. More...

Missing the point

Dear Editor, Judging from the response from the publisher of The South Alabamian (see April 24 issue), the point that I was attempting to make in my previous letter was missed; however, that is understandable because he does not know me and ca More...

Same old story in Montgomery

Only five days remain in this legislative session and already legislators are talking about having to return for a special session to complete their work. The State Senate will be responsible for an expensive special session if it comes to one. More...

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New industrial plants helping reverse exodus from Alabama

Alabama Viewpoint

Back in the late 1940s and throughout the '50s, Alabama's coal miners, small farmers and manufacturing workers began a significant exodus northward, seeking the good-paying jobs in the industrial states of Illinois, Ohio and Michigan, but mostly in More...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' author won Pulitizer Prize 47 years ago

This Week In Alabama History

May 1, 1961: Harper Lee of Monroeville wins the Pulitzer Prize for To Kill A Mockingbird, her first, and only, novel. More...